If something inside of him was so dark and ugly it made him take his own life I am still proud of him for pulling through for as long as he could. I am not sure I care about whether it was the meds or if it was himself or anything else. I won’t let this change the way I see him, he is a beam of light and will always be a beam of light. Rest easy Chris, we all love you so much
If you say anything bad about Kihyun, just unfollow me right now. Kihyun doesn’t steal all the lines, he does not deserve to be called racial slurs, and he does belong in Monsta X. He does not get a choice in how many lines he gets so how is that his fault? If you guys want to complain about how many lines he gets and how he’s “stealing” them from other members, go complain to starship, don’t slander Kihyun for doing his job and what he loves.
“You are blinded by the love of the office you hold, Cornelius! You place too much importance, and you always have done, on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow up to be!"
Who Gives a Shit About Glass? Only the Spiteful Man Will Pass!
(So there the party stood at the first of a series of challenges, “walking the path of god”. An old man tells us we must each choose to walk through one of six 30 ft. hallways, each of which is littered with a cruel, cruel truckload of pointy crap: Shards of glass, caltrops, bright red hot bolts, razor blades, sharpened bamboo, and ankle-deep acid. So we were forced to pick our poison.)
Dwarf Skald: (immediately) “I’ll take the red hot bolts.”
Aasimar Summoner: “I’d probably be cheating if I flew over the acid?” (Which is why, even though she didn’t touch the acid, she felt the pain anyway.)
Human-Who-Thinks-He’s-a-Dragon Paladin: “I will walk the path of bamboo!”
Human Fighter: “Seriously, why is there a bamboo path? What, are we in Vietnam?”
(The comparison became more accurate when the GM revealed the bamboo was covered in something toxic as well.)
Human Rogue: “…Fuck it, I’ll take the broken glass; If John McClane can do it, I can fucking do it.”
Fighter: “Nice, the Die Hard way… So did you go yet, or were you waiting until everyone else did it first?”
Rogue: “I mean, basically, yeah.”
Fighter: “Huh, and here I thought you wanted to be a cool treasure hunter. Indiana Jones? More like Indiana Pussy.”
Rogue: “Okay, you know what? I RUN through the hall of broken glass before you even start with your dinky caltrops, just to SPITE YOU!”
(Made it through with only 3 hit points. It was worth it.)
But, in short, the difference between existentialism and absurdism comes in their solution to finding meaning in life. They both agree that the universe is inherently meaningless, but existentialism states that we must create our own meaning. The existentialist mantra (at least of the Sartrean variety) is existence precedes essence; we are born, we exist, and then we must choose to craft our own essence, our own purpose.
Absurdism, on the other hand, focuses on the tension between a meaningless universe and our constant striving to find meaning. This tension is what gives rise to the Absurd. Camus argued that we are all immersed in this tension and are thus presented with three alternatives: we can kill ourselves, we can deny the absurdity and take refuge in myths and religion, or we can embrace the absurdity. To embrace the Absurd is to own up to the meaninglessness of it all and move on, to keep living and living well. Camus famously illustrated this using the image of Sisyphus pushing a boulder up a hill for all eternity. Sisyphus could wallow in the futility of his task, or he can accept his fate and make the most of it. ‘Il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux.’ Camus said. ‘One must imagine Sisyphus happy.’
There are further differences between the two schools of thought, and many variations within. But both were deeply concerned with how to live and how to confront the millstone of a potentially cold and indifferent cosmos.
I'm in between 15 and 32, for the sweet moments list. Something about secrecy/getting caught makes me happy xD By the way, I love your work and I love BA, it's my favourite story of life! Thank you for taking out some time of your life and grace us with such beautiful stories!! *0*
15: a hope-we-don’t-get-caught kiss
32: getting caught in the Act
A/N: I can’t decide if I love or hate you anon, because this request unleashed the inner perv in me. XD But I love you more than I hate you because you’re so sweet hahaha thank for taking time of your life to leave such a lovely message for me <3
Oh, and this ended up turning into a “hope we don’t get caught in the Act” thing so yeah lemon ahead!!
THE COMING INSURRECTION by The Invisible Committee
It’s useless to wait - for a breakthrough, for the revolution, the nuclear apocalypse or a social movement. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated WITHIN the collapse of a civilization. It is within this reality that we must choose sides.
There’s a war waging within–
Me vs. me,
Battling for peace
Of mind and sanity–
I’m not sure which side will win.
I know there’s a path
To victory, where shines
The Light that leads
To my truest fulfillment…
Sometimes that light looks dim,
The darkness closes in.
They say we must choose
Happiness, but how can I
When I get so far away
That I can’t make out
Even its outline glow?
It’s what I fight for,
But each battle seems
To leave me weaker.
Is it all right if I just
Rest awhile from this
Infernal internal war?
Aemon Targaryen: “La muerte del deber” - Análisis de Juego de Tronos
Here is a brief translation of Jordi’s video on Aemon Targaryen. I translated most of it. The majority of the video is dedicated to analyzing Aemon’s words to Jon regarding love and duty and how the themes for the romantic pairings in the series have been influenced by this idea.
Until this season I never thought that the character of Aemon Targaryen would be so important but he is very important especially in helping us understand the growth and development of the romantic pairings in Game of Thrones.
He’s the first to tell us what love means in the World of Ice and Fire, and if he’s telling us this in the first season it’s because it’s important.
“Did you ever wonder why the men of the Night’s Watch take no wife and father no children” “No” “So that they will never love. Love is the death of duty.”
In a world where betrayal, hypocrisy, death, and suffering, where power is everything love will never prevail. That’s why Aemon tells us we must choose between duty and love. Because when you choose love over duty horrible things happen (see video).
Having feelings towards someone cancels your sense of duty and you prioritize love. But we have been left with a very important lesson which is a double edge sword, which is that duty is the death of love. If you allow yourself to be lead just by duty, love will die like in these scenes (see video).
By this measure, everything can become a double-edged sword and so we will analyze the romances in Game of Thrones and Maester Aemon.
The first romantic theme we hear in the series is that of thwarted love of Robert Baratheon (which I analyze my Baratheon video). This theme is a sad and melancholic interpretation of Robert Baratheon’s theme because his fight for Lyanna gave him the throne but was unable to obtain what he wanted. As with can see Ramin did want to complicate the theme but as the series goes on he makes the themes more complex adding symbolism to the different elements of the themes.
The second romantic theme we hear is that of Dany and Drogo and this one is very interesting. The theme uses a duduk an instrument we associate with the Dothraki and drums to symbolize the horse trots. So, the duduk for the Dothraki and the drums for Drogo, is there anything of Dany in that theme? Of course, not, because it’s a forced /arranged relationship and in their first encounter Dany is scared.
What happens to these is that it transitions to a more melodic sound with softer duduk and drums and eventually, after the death of Drogo, it morphs into Dany’s theme. Why does it become Dany’s theme? Because despite it being a forced romance the power she gained as Khaleesi gave her the strength and confidence she needed to evolve into a much stronger character.
Another theme is that of Tyrion and Shae and that of Robb and Talisa, the theme “I am Hers and She is Mine” begins using a musical dynamic that we will see throughout the series that of the violin and the cello. The themes of Jon and Ygrite, Robb and Talisa and Tyrion and Shae begins with a group of violins followed by a single cello. Obviously, each theme has its own variation but the instruments, the tempo and the structure of the songs never changes.
In the first season, Aemon tells us that love is the death of duty and so RD decides love and duty into something a bit curious, duty is represented by the group of violins and the love by the lone cello making it sound like a call, like a call to duty. In Jon’s case, the violins are representative of his brothers calling him back to the Watch. In Robb’s case is the lords who follow him who reminds him that his duty is to marry the daughter of Walter Frey. In Tyrion’s case, it’s his duty as Hand of the King to serve and thus send Shae away for the good of both. But after hearing the group of violins (duty) we hear the cello solitary, but clear and loud which are representing Ygritte, Shae, and Talisa.
It’s incredible how we see these themes reflected through the series. In my previous videos, I discuss what each instrument represents. For example, in Talisa’s case (during the Red Wedding) the cello does not appear because Talisa has died. When Jon burns Ygritte in the pyre the violins and the cello sound the same sound because Jon is questioning whether he made the right decision. In Tyrion and She’s case (during the trial), the cello makes a descending sound because their love has been destroyed. Finally, in the scene where Tyrion kills Shae, there is no music because there is only hatred. There is nothing left of their love.
Now we listen to the thwarted love theme of Jorah Mormont which we first hear when Dany banishes him for the first time. Again, when she sends him away when Dany asks him to find a cure and finally when they reunite at Dragonstone. This theme uses a duduk and violins. The duduk for the idolization of Daenerys by Jorah and the violins for Jorah himself.
But if we pay attention, why do all these loves end badly? Because they are correct, they aren’t right. “Love in the Eyes” (Dany and Drogo) only has Drogo’s perspective where Dany sees herself subjugated, “You Know Nothing” (Jon and Ygritte) is from Jon’s perspective, “I am Hers and She is Mine” has Robb’s perspective, the theme of Tyrion and Shae only has Tyrion’s perspective, etc. etc. These themes are centered around just one character, that’s why they are forbidden loves and are influenced by duty because the other part of the equation has no kind of musical construction. To simplify it’s as if when playing a piano one just plays the chords without playing the primary melody. For a romance to be whole it has to have both perspectives. So, playing both the cords and the melodies makes the theme whole (complete).
Therefore, which one is the true love, the correct love of Game of Thrones? I don’t know need to spell it out, it’s the romance between Jon and Daenerys. When compared to all the other romantic themes in the series, this one has two themes, one from each character which are fused into one theme. Which gives us the perspective of both characters. But that’s not all, the composition does not begin with a group of violins but with a single cello loud and clear which is then followed by violins. Unlike the other romantic compositions, the violins used in “Truth” harmonize with the cello. In the other themes, the violins were first then followed by the cello, when they reach the chorus the instruments did not harmonize with each other, in “Truth” the violins play in unison with the cello. Why is this? Because it’s not a stupid love, a false love or a forbidden love, it’s a necessary love because love and duty are necessary, they complement each other at least in this case.
Aemon Targaryen told Jon Snow that love was the death of duty and Jon faltered but was able to recover when he heard the call of duty in time. Why would Jon forget Aemon’s lesson a second time or make the mistake again? He doesn’t forget nor does he make the same mistake because [this love] is his destiny. Ygritte was insufferable at first and when she was with Jon she bossed over him and because he was a young inexperienced virgin he throws caution to the wind because of his immaturity. Instead, Jon and Dany are King and Queen, they are Targaryens, first, she’s on top, then he is…It is the most equal love in the series between the two biggest protagonists.
Then he talks about Aemon’s theme but I don’t have time to translate that section. Maybe later.